November 2, 2007
PROMOTING EXCELLENCE AND STUDENT SUCCESS AT CLARK COLLEGE AND BEYOND
Marta Dragomir, Executive Assistant in the Clark College Communications and Marketing Department, is a Vancouver Business Journal 2007 “Accomplished & Under 40” honoree.
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Marta Dragomir of Clark College has been named as a 2007 “Accomplished & Under 40” honoree by the Vancouver Business Journal. Dragomir serves as Executive Assistant in the Communications and Marketing Department of the college. The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Nov. 8.
Dragomir, who resides in Washougal, graduated summa cum laude from DeVry University in Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She joined Clark College in 2005 as Senior Secretary for Student Enrollment and Financial Programs. She assumed her current position in August 2006.
As Executive Assistant, Dragomir serves as liaison to the Executive Director and members of the Communications and Marketing department to achieve short-term and long-term goals and mission-critical departmental initiatives.
In addition, Dragomir works with the Office of the President to plan and execute major college events including the college’s 2006 commencement ceremony featuring Governor Chris Gregoire as keynote speaker, the annual Clark College Distinguished Lecture Series, the State of the College Address and the Clark College-YWCA Women of Achievement celebration.
Marta Dragomir supports student success by serving as the co-advisor for the college’s Latino Club for students. Last year, she coordinated the college’s first Cinco de Mayo celebration, held for the college and the general community.
In the community, she has served as a Sunday school teacher for Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver. She has recently signed up to become a mentor in the “I Have a Dream” program of Southwest Washington.
Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, “When you think about the people who make a college run smoothly, you probably think first about faculty and administrators. They’re the people you see most frequently and the names you hear most often. But some of the most valuable contributions at Clark College are made by people who work quietly but effectively behind the scenes. Marta Dragomir is one of those exceptional individuals.”
Clark College Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Barbara Kerr, who nominated Dragomir for the award, said, “In our office, we deal with people from throughout our region and the country. When the phone rings, it could be a student calling, a representative of the Governor, or a reporter. Combining talent and professionalism with tact and discretion, Marta represents us beautifully. And she brings a marvelous combination of big-picture thinking and attention to detail that has greatly enhanced the quality of Clark College events, which has benefited the college and the community as a whole.”